Topic: giving birth

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

Then, you finally give birth to your squirmy, slimy, adorable baby. That is a wonderful moment in and of itself, and as you start to recover from labor, you realize that the world is wonderful again. You can jump in the air with glee without hurting your back (after six weeks of healing)! You can roll over and sleep in any position you want! You can pound a glass of wine after you finish breast-feeding! Yes, life is good. More »

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I’ll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I'll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

When it was clear that we had no intentions of terminating the pregnancy, we got the consolation prize spiel (“children with Down Syndrome are loving, gentle souls…very unlike children with Autism.”) Ultimately, we were told not to expect much of our baby moving forward through infancy and childhood, and into adulthood. “She’ll probably never grow up to be more than a Wal-Mart greeter,” said the doctor. More »

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome “Birth Plan”

Emily Henderson, HGTV Star, Brings The Realness With Awesome "Birth Plan"

I love love love love interior designer and stylist Emily Henderson. I became aware of her through her awesome blog (Do not miss her posts on how to shop your local Craigslist), but she also won season 5 of HGTV Design Star and hosts a show called Secrets From A Stylist on HGTV. So she’s kinda famous. But that doesn’t stop her from bringing the charming realness on her blog, especially now that’s getting ready to deliver her first child. Reason #679845 why I love Emily? Her latest post on her “birth plan”—you’ll see why I put birth plan in quotes.
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Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

Jessica Simpson Had Her Baby Boy So You Can All Stop Pacing The Floor In Anticipation!

It’s bad enough that we all have to feign interest when these Z-list celebs have babies and even worse when you realize that for the new few months, a lot of the news we are exposed to will be all about how fast Kim Kardashian and Jessica have lost their baby weight. I think it would be super cool if they made the announcement that they have decided not to lose any weight at all, and will maybe even gain a few pounds and they focus on what should be the most important things, their new babies More »

When I Had A Baby I Didn’t Get A Box Of Prizes – All I Got Were Stupid Formula Samples

When I Had A Baby I Didn't Get A Box Of Prizes - All I Got Were Stupid Formula Samples

How cool is that? Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world because parents who have the box no longer sleep with their babies, thus reducing the risk of SIDS. I’m a huge advocate of co-sleeping, and with this box you could probably just put it next to you on the bed instead of worrying about rolling over on your baby. This whole thing just sounds so pro-parent, like they really want to give parents the things they need so they can get off to a good start. More »